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Venice Jewish Ghetto walking tour

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€ 360,00

Tour Type Walking tour with private guide
Duration 3 hours
Meeting point: To be arranged upon hotel location
Meeting time: at your choice

Explore the most ancient Jewish Ghetto in Europe with more than eight hundred years of history and art with this private tour off the beaten track.

Despite a Jewish community documented in Venice since the 12th century, the Old Ghetto was officially founded in 1516 in the Cannaregio district that you will explore with your private guide passing through the Ponte delle guglie bridge, the Holocaust Memorial and other sites including the Madonna dell’Orto, one of the biggest churches of the city with artworks by Tintoretto.

You will enjoy a tour inside the Jewish museums located in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo that hosts a collection from the 17th to 19th century of artefacts such as silver vessels, gold and textile handicrafts. Proceeding towards the Rialto bridge you will admire the imposing Ca’ d’Oro and other palaces built in the classical Venetian style.

The ancient Ghetto is also the main setting of The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare: while listening about Shylock’s tricks don’t forget to taste the traditional sweets in a pastry shop of the market area!

Main sites visited
  • Jewish Museum
  • Cannaregio district
  • Ponte delle Guglie bridge
  • Madonna dell'Orto church
  • Ca' d'Oro palace (from outside)
  • Rialto bridge
  • Private official guide
  • Jewish museum admission tickets
Not included
  • Other admission tickets are not included
  • Transports are not included in the price
Additional information
  • Shorts, tank tops and sleeveless garments are not allowed in churches, therefore in summer you can carry a sweater or other item of clothing to wrap around your bare shoulders before entering a church or other holy sites.
  • To visit some churches you could be asked a symbolic contribution used for maintenance and restoration of artworks, to be paid on the spot.